Saturday, June 3, 2017

Cal Race Week Preview

J/70s sailing one design and offshore (Marina del Rey, CA)- The 19th annual Cal Race Week, California YC's signature buoy racing event, is about to take place this weekend from June 3rd to 4th!

Whether you race PHRF or one-design, CYC rolls out the red carpet for two days of well-organized competitive buoy racing. They promise a great event with great prizes.  Mount Gay Rum continues its long tradition of sponsorship, and this year they welcome North Sails as a new sponsor!  And, Good Lord does CYC know how to deliver on their promises!!

CYC's renowned (in fact, truly legendary) hospitality awaits the crews once you hit the docks at the end of each day. Here's what you can expect; after Saturday’s racing, on the main dock the hosts offer Mount Gay Rum tasting, keg beer, and snacks.  Later on, dinner and cash bar and a famous Santa Monica DJ keeps the party going.  Then, for the Sunday Post-Race, there is more keg beer and snacks on the main dock and for the trophy presentation, the most amazing spread (like gigantic!) of hors d'oeuvres along with a cash bar.

In addition to trophies for the top boats of each PHRF and one-design class, the following trophies will be awarded:
- the Junior Crew Trophy will be awarded to the best scoring boat in each class with at least one junior (<18) aboard. Click HERE to access the form for entering the Junior Crew Trophy; and
- the J/80 West Coast Championship Trophy, which shall remain on display at CYC, will be awarded to the first place J/80

The largest and most competitive fleet will be the J/70 class.  Top crews vying for the leaderboard should be Chris Raab’s SUGOI, Craig Tallman’s JAYA, Tom Tunberg’s NAMASTE, Jeff Janov’s MINOR THREAT and Steve Wyman’s NUNUHUNU.

The J/109s include Jack Mayer’s ZEPHYR, Bryce Benjamin’s PERSISTENCE, and Heinz Butner’s RAPTOR. The J/80s include past multiple champion Curt Johnson sailing AVET and up against him will be another good boat, Dave Angers’ MISS DEMEANOR. And, in PHRF B class, Scott Torrance’s J/124 FORGIVENESS will be taking on an eclectic fleet of boats that includes a VX One, a Farr 30 and a Tartan 101.  For more Cal Race Week sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.